Travel Diary: Washington, D.C. – Day 6

Having only two days left of our seven day visit to Washington, D.C., we left our Airbnb bright and early and picked up our Capital Bikeshare bicycles for the 3 mile trek to National Mall.  We didn’t have time to go inside the Lincoln Memorial the day before because of our scheduled tour of the Capitol, so we returned and checked it out.  The view looking towards the Washington Monument was striking…


A stark and compelling truth is conveyed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Paved sidewalks lined with trees border the Lincoln Reflection pool and after all of the walking, the park benches appeared quite inviting…


I was surprised by the number of statues and water features that comprised the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.  Spread over 7.5 acres, with four outdoor rooms, one for each of FDR’s terms of office, they represent the challenges he faced as our President, beginning in 1933 and ending in 1945, upon his death.



This sculpture, entitled “Depression Breadline” depicts the Great Depression era…


We encountered this couple a number of times at various monuments, she as the model and he as the photographer.


The Thomas Jefferson Memorial was our next stop…


Circling the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to enter at the front, the Washington Monument came into view…


Once inside, I captured my husband peering out at the landscape beyond, standing within the massive columns of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial


Another great day in our Nation’s Capitol!

16 thoughts on “Travel Diary: Washington, D.C. – Day 6

  1. Your first photo from the Lincoln Memorial steps is inspiring in black and white, and my emotions at seeing the “Depression Breadline” through a computer screen were the same as the first time I saw it in person.

    A truly fantastic collection of images!


  2. I was curious about the water in the first photo. Is it deep? It’s totally man made, right? Just wondered if it was a foot deep or ten. If it wasn’t very deep I guess you’d get people wading in there or sending their dogs in to cool off.Looks like that would be a serious No-No!


    • Thanks Michelle! Yes…it was difficult to reflect at the time between all of the activity (riding bikes from spot to spot or walking) and the job of taking the photographs (which doesn’t feel like a job to me though). I did get teary eyed at points though.


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